Each year the Charleston Wine + Food Festival unites some of the most renown authors, chefs, and wine professionals in the country. With events from March 3-6, the mission of the festival is "to enhance Charleston's culinary reputation and support important charitable endeavors by focusing national attention on the entertainment, education and gastronomical gratification opportunities presented by world class culinary professionals and wine experts". The Culinary Village and Grand Tasting Tents will house book signings, the SCE&G Celebrity Kitchen, and wine and food vendor samplings. This festival serves as an additional way to experience the innovation and expertise that Charleston's culinary scene has to offer. For a complete list of events and ticket information, visit Charleston Wine + Food Festival. But even if you don't snag a ticket, you can still enjoy the sights and smells while strolling around downtown Charleston and surrounding areas.